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Old Saturday 18th November 2017, 20:46   #201
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Too easy - fieldfare indeed :) Just started to arrive in my part of the UK - winter is coming :)
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Old Saturday 18th November 2017, 20:55   #202
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Too easy - fieldfare indeed :) Just started to arrive in my part of the UK - winter is coming :)
It's a really nice species! I wish we had them more frequently here in Portugal, where it's quite scarce, and a rarity in the south.
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Old Sunday 10th December 2017, 15:12   #203
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Even I'm not sure about this one!

More of an ID - I'm not sure!!

Saw a lot of flocks of finches today, so could be a UK finch, but not sure about the beak!

It is unusually snowy in Birminham today.
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Old Sunday 10th December 2017, 15:30   #204
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Looks like another Siskin to me Julie.

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Old Sunday 10th December 2017, 15:58   #205
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Now I know the other one was a Siskin - I agree this one looks like on too :)

How did you go for snow today Rich?
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Old Sunday 10th December 2017, 16:25   #206
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Now I know the other one was a Siskin - I agree this one looks like on too :)

How did you go for snow today Rich?
Looked pretty this morning but ground too damp for it to stick properly - much to the annoyance of my 6 year old who had a carrot ready to build a snow man

How about yourself Julie?
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Old Sunday 10th December 2017, 17:11   #207
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It's been many years since there has been so much snow in Birmingham - at least 5"!

No buses running, airport closed and a Snow Day at my school tomorrow, so a bonus days birding in the snow :)
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Old Saturday 16th December 2017, 18:22   #208
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Limited choice.....

....but this bird has been at Upton Warren for weeks and is always in this position!
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Old Saturday 16th December 2017, 19:28   #209
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Whooper Swan

(+ 4 Common Teal)
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Old Saturday 16th December 2017, 19:49   #210
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Indeed - I love teal! They were particularly amusing today as the pool was half frozen!

What gave it away as a hooper?
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Old Saturday 16th December 2017, 20:14   #211
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Indeed - I love teal! They were particularly amusing today as the pool was half frozen!

What gave it away as a hooper?
The shape of the tail
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Old Thursday 21st December 2017, 18:24   #212
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Shortest day, overcast.........

....a terrible photo was bound to happen :)
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Old Thursday 21st December 2017, 19:07   #213
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Goldfinch?

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Old Thursday 21st December 2017, 19:12   #214
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Old Thursday 21st December 2017, 20:19   #215
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Old Thursday 21st December 2017, 20:21   #216
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:) :)

Great idea - but it is feathered!
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Old Thursday 21st December 2017, 20:23   #217
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Old Thursday 21st December 2017, 20:34   #218
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I'm baffled :) First thing that comes to my mind is a Neotropical species...
I'll suggest Cetti's Warbler, but I know I'm wrong :)
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Old Thursday 21st December 2017, 20:57   #219
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Not a tit - not a Cettis. Although I did hear a number today. I can not wait until all the lovely warblers come back - they are some of my favourite birds. As is this one!
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Old Thursday 21st December 2017, 22:47   #220
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Old Friday 22nd December 2017, 07:10   #221
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Wren indeed :) I haven't taken a decent pic of a wren yet! Too quick :)
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Old Saturday 30th December 2017, 12:26   #222
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Two more from my latest hols. Easy one first :)
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Old Saturday 30th December 2017, 12:31   #224
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Way too easy - but I do love them!

Now the tricky one :)
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Old Saturday 30th December 2017, 12:33   #225
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Season's greetings! :)

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